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The Australian Sports Commission (ASC), is committed to leading and growing an innovative national sport sector that embraces knowledge creation and sharing, and continues to produce world leading sports science and research outcomes for the benefit of sport and the Australian community.

AusPlay Survey - participation data for the sport sector


AusPlay is a national population tracking survey funded and led by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

AusPlay provides the sport sector with vital insights, inform strategy and fills a major information gap left by the Australian Bureau of Statistics when it stopped collecting sport and recreation data in 2014.The Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) task is to make Australian sport stronger.

AusPlay is a key part of the ASC’s Play.Sport.Australia. participation strategy, with the aim to get more Australians participating in organised sport more often.

Clearinghouse for Sport

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An Australian sport sector information and knowledge sharing initiative.

The Clearinghouse for Sport (Clearinghouse) brings together Australia’s leading sport and active recreation agencies. These agencies are working through the Clearinghouse—using the Australian Sports Commission as the principal information coordination point—to share knowledge and insights about sport, human performance, and the levels of physical activity in our communities.

The Clearinghouse is available to all who wish to register and join this growing online knowledge sharing community. 

AIS Applied Research Centre

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AIS Physiology Lab - Australia's premier sport science and medicine facility

The focus of the AIS Applied Research Centre is to increase the capacity for relevant research across the diverse disciplines that comprise the Sports Science Sports Medicine departments of the AIS. In addition to ‘in-house’ research, the Centre is the vehicle for negotiation with potential collaborators and funding agencies, as well as for promotion of innovative achievements.

A key component of the Centre’s activity is the formation of collaborative arrangements that provide the AIS with increased access to expertise and other research resources. The Centre has enjoyed enormous success on this front, collaborating with Universities, Businesses, Sporting Organisations and other government research agencies. Most recently, the Centre has been involved with large scale research projects with the CSIRO and National ICT Australia (NICTA).


The Insights program leads and manages the ASC's Social Research Framework and ensures the ASC meets its statutory requirements.

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Quick numbers

11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.
650 thousand Australians either coach, teach or instruct sport.